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© 2020 by Maxwell Mandell

Helping You Create Photos That Matter.

Photography is a form of art, and I believe the process of creating a piece of art should be as meaningful as the art itself. This means that I'm not a "shoot-and-burn" photographer. I try to create meaningful experiences for my clients and guide them along the whole process. So, you may be asking, 

"What's the difference between a 'shoot-and-burn' photography experience and your experience?"

Well, let me explain it here:

SHOOT+BURN PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Characterized by high-volume sessions with minimal client contact, final product is onlydigital files

WHAT IS IT?

MY BOUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Characterized by relationship-building with each client, ending with unique, custom products

SHOOT+BURN PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Minimal. Show up to session, recieve pictures

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

MY BOUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

A lot of time is spent with each client developing ideas and relationship. They basically become family.

SHOOT+BURN PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Very transactional. Client sits for photo session, pays, and gets digital files

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

MY BOUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

High-touch. Time is spent with the client planning out their photo session and holding their hand throughout the process

SHOOT+BURN PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Very little customer service needed.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

MY BOUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Satisfaction guranteed. A high level of customer service

SHOOT+BURN PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

The only option is digital images, typically with use restrictions.

PRODUCT SELECTION

MY BOUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Heirloom products (prints, canvas prints, metal prints, coasters, pillows, mouse pads, you name it, we can most likely make it!)

SHOOT+BURN PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

The lowest priced photographer typically wins. Very competitive and has low attention to detail.

PRICING

MY BOUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Custom price for each piece. No competition, and a very high attention to detail.

SHOOT+BURN PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Advertising is the main goal.

MARKETING

MY BOUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

A focus on relationship-building.

SHOOT+BURN PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Either no sales process or very minimal.

SALES PROCESS

MY BOUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Low pressure, high touch sales process.

Still Not Convinced?

Look at some of my sample products: